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Head of Legal Services & Deputy Monitoring Officer

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Job ID:

14112

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Head of Department, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

31.07.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£73,757 - £81,350

Interview Dates: Technical Interviews 8 September 2020 and Final Interviews w/c 14 September 2020

Introduction

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

Leading a strong and stable Legal Service, the post holder will have a central role in enabling the Council’s ambitious plans and strategies by personally advising or arranging delivery of advice. A key element of the role is being the Council’s Deputy Monitoring Officer and together with the Director Law and Governance administering the code of conduct complaints process across a fully parished Borough.

Key Duties
  • Proactively lead and manage the delivery of Legal Services.
  • Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Council.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues across the Council.
Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements
  • Practising Solicitor or Barrister
  • Post graduate management qualification or evidence of senior management development.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of local government law and practice.
Skills Required
  • Strong legal adviser and communicator.
  • Ability to prioritise and juggle competing complex issues.
  • Exercise sound judgement in the public interest.
  • Proven track record of managing large teams.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Highly motivated and driven.
  • Confident in advising committees and other public meetings.
Milton Keynes Council Benefits

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
  • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Option to buy more annual leave
  • Agile working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Flexibility with full time, part time and term time working options
  • Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage
  • MK Advantage benefits package a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.
  • A range of other attractive benefits which includes MKC Advantage offering retail, travel and leisure discounts.
  • A Relocation package may be available.
At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.

Closing Date: 28 August 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Manager Email: Tammie.Medina@milton-keynes.gov.uk
Employer Info
Milton Keynes Council
Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Milton Keynes Council
Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Head of Legal Services & Deputy Monitoring Officer

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

14112

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Management

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Head of Department, Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

31.07.2020

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£73,757 - £81,350

Interview Dates: Technical Interviews 8 September 2020 and Final Interviews w/c 14 September 2020

Introduction

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

Leading a strong and stable Legal Service, the post holder will have a central role in enabling the Council’s ambitious plans and strategies by personally advising or arranging delivery of advice. A key element of the role is being the Council’s Deputy Monitoring Officer and together with the Director Law and Governance administering the code of conduct complaints process across a fully parished Borough.

Key Duties
  • Proactively lead and manage the delivery of Legal Services.
  • Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Council.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues across the Council.
Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements
  • Practising Solicitor or Barrister
  • Post graduate management qualification or evidence of senior management development.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of local government law and practice.
Skills Required
  • Strong legal adviser and communicator.
  • Ability to prioritise and juggle competing complex issues.
  • Exercise sound judgement in the public interest.
  • Proven track record of managing large teams.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Highly motivated and driven.
  • Confident in advising committees and other public meetings.
Milton Keynes Council Benefits

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
  • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Option to buy more annual leave
  • Agile working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Flexibility with full time, part time and term time working options
  • Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage
  • MK Advantage benefits package a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.
  • A range of other attractive benefits which includes MKC Advantage offering retail, travel and leisure discounts.
  • A Relocation package may be available.
At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.

Closing Date: 28 August 2020

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Manager Email: Tammie.Medina@milton-keynes.gov.uk